UPDATE: Rutherford County Focuses on a Solid $50-Million Offer to Buy the Old State Farm Building in Murfreesboro

Sep 29, 2021 at 01:44 pm by WGNS


(RUTHERFORD COUNTY) The Rutherford County Government has moved forward with a proposal to purchase the old State Farm building at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro. County Mayor Bill Ketron told WGNS there is an offer on the table...



The property is currently owned by JDM Partners in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mayor Ketron said that Mel Shultz, a partner with JDM, plans to visit Murfreesboro on October 8th to discuss the county's proposal to buy the building that is leased by State Farm...



Ketron said if the group is not interested in selling the 403-thousand square foot property to the county, then the county will use their $25-million to build their own buildings...



Rutherford County already plans to break ground on at least one public safety building in Rockvale before the year's end. 

And if JDM Partners agree to sell Rutherford County the old State Farm building, it will be used to house the administrative offices for the Sheriff's office, Emergency Management Services and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue. One wing will also be dedicated to a Rutherford County Forensics Center and county morgue. The building would also be used as a dispatch center for the Sheriff's Office and Ambulance Service. 

WGNS RADIO will update listeners on the pproposed purchase after the county meets with JDM Partners on October 8, 2021. 

Scroll down to learn more about future uses for the building, should a purchase work...


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Previously reported on WGNS Radio below...

Earlier this year, the Rutherford County Commission voted to move forward with intentions of buying the State Farm building at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and DeJarnette Lane in Murfreesboro.

With big ideas in mind for the 403-thousand square foot building, County Mayor Bill Ketron helped to orchestrate an intent to purchase letter to the organization that owns the building and 60 (plus) acres of land.

Furthermore, Ketron continues to highlight the need for a locally operated Forensic Center and morgue, which would save the county over $630-thousand annually. The center could also be utilized by MTSU students aiming to go into medical studies...



Currently, the county sends the bodies of those who die of drug overdoses and suicides to Nashville for autopsies, but the old State Farm building would eliminate that need altogether. Mayor Ketron elaborated...



Rutherford County lacks storage space for our loved ones who could pass away in a mass casulty, should that ever occur...



Helping to fund the purchase, approximately 10 nearby counties have already agreed to use the Forensic Center, which would bring in over $2-million annually for that service.

 

 

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